Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund) was amongst the main sponsors for this year’s P@SHA ICT Awards held on October 10, 2012 in Lahore. The theme for this year’s awards was “Innovation Beyond Limits”. Amongst the winners in various categories, the following two projects funded by Ignite  were also declared winners:

1.Best in Research & Development Applications

Winner – NUST College of EME / CARE / Shifa International Hospital
Product: Network Enabled Retinal Image Analysis and Screening System for Grading and Diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy

 2. Best in Tertiary Student Category

Winner – Hide & Seek – NED University
Syeda Areej Kamal
Ayesha Anwer
Syeda Batool Fatima

These Awards are an important event in recognising the efforts of our national ICT sector and the incredible development work being carried out. Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund) understands the importance of this event and it is for this reason that the Fund has encouraged it over the years by providing financial support.

The winners from product category of the P@SHA ICT Awards 2012 will be part of the P@SHA delegation that will compete at the APICTA (Asia Pacific ICT Awards) in Brunei, against 15 IT economies, namely, Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

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